Liverpool's Grujic offer 'unanimously accepted'; furious father makes comparison to Markovic

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Liverpool's move for Marko Grujic has been thrown in to doubt.

Red Star Belgrade have confirmed on their official website that they have 'unanimously accepted' a bid from Liverpool for midfielder Marko Grujic.

Grujic, 19, has been in demand ever since helping Serbia win the Under-20 World Cup over the summer, and it seems that Liverpool are in the driving seat.

Red Star Belgrade have released a statement on their official website claiming that they have rejected bids from Anderlecht and Stuttgart for Grujic's signature, but have 'unanimously accepted' a bid from Liverpool for their teenage wonderkid.

It's stated that Liverpool have offered €7m (£5.13m), 10% of the next transfer and a loan back to Red Star for Grujic, something which cash-strapped Red Star have accepted.

That would suggest that a deal is close, right? Well, not quite. The whole deal has been thrown in to doubt by one man, as noted by Red Star Belgrade - Grujic's father Goran.

Speaking to Serbian newspaper Blic, Goran Grujic has admitted he is furious about the deal, suggesting that Liverpool clearly don't value his son that highly if they are willing to loan him back to Red Star until next summer - and is keeping the midfielder's passport to make sure the deal doesn't go through.

"I mean, which club is willing to pay six million Euros, and then to say ''Look, kid, come when you want''? Nope, if Liverpool FC is seriously counting on him, they'll tell him ''Start of training camp in January on this day, at that hour, we're expecting you''. And, what kind of combination is that?" said Grujic.

"The club is paying for him seven million Euros, but then leave him on loan and that loan costs one million!? Really, I'm starting to think I should call the police to tell them everything about this pressure. All I can say is that the passports are with me, and I can guarantee that Marko is not leaving, he's not going anywhere."

Goran also noted that other Serbian youngsters have failed in the Premier League before, most notably current Liverpool flop Lazar Markovic, who struggled last term before moving out on loan to Turkish side Fenerbahce this season; cause for concern for the Grujic family.

"You see that none of our young players survived there. Bojan Djordjic, Milos Veljkovic, Adem Ljajic, Zoran Tosic, Lazar Markovic, Danilo you need to continue to list them? No one has the opportunity to prove himself. The second is the story with Ivanovic and Vidic, they came as experienced players I know that he has the quality to play in England, but it is not league for him," he added.

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